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Hit-and-run questions linger

For Helen Widener, the days haven’t gotten easier. When Spokane police first identified a suspect in the hit-and-run crash that led to the death of her husband, Dennis Widener, last month, she wondered if she might be able to meet with her and make peace.

Rider, horse injured in hit-and-run near Hayden

A North Idaho woman was seriously injured on Tuesday evening when a speeding pickup truck struck the horse she was riding north of Hayden. The driver fled the scene. Lauren Johnson, 20, was in fair condition Wednesday in the intensive care unit at Kootenai Medical Center following the 8:40 p.m. hit-and-run incident.

Horse, rider injured in Hayden hit and run

A North Idaho woman was seriously injured on Tuesday evening when a speeding pickup truck struck the horse she was riding north of Hayden. The driver fled the scene.

Suspect in hit-and-run identified

A suspect has been identified in a June hit-and-run crash that led to a 66-year-old bicyclist’s death. Spokane police on Friday seized a 1996 Nissan Sentra that they believe 18-year-old Megan C. Skillingstad was driving when she struck Dennis Widener on June 23. Widener died of his injuries two weeks later.

Suspect identified in crash that killed bicyclist

A suspect has been identified in a hit-and-run crash that led to a 66-year-old Spokane man's death. Police today seized a 1996 Nissan Sentra that they believe 18-year-old Megan C. Skillingstad was driving when she stuck Dennis Widener on June 23.

Bicyclist death caused by hit-and-run injuries

A North Spokane bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver on North Division Street last month died from injuries suffered in the accident, an autopsy showed. Dennis Widener, 66, died after a blood clot traveled to his lungs from deep within his body, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office said Thursday.

‘People have got to stop doing these things’

Dennis Widener lay in a hospital bed last week recovering from serious injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident in late June, wondering who was responsible. He was riding his bicycle in north Spokane, at Division Street and Garland Avenue, when he was struck down by a brown sedan, possibly a Toyota Avalon, whose driver kept going.